The Elicitor is the literary magazine of Gloucester (MA) High School.
Enjoy new work selected by the 2016-2017 editors Julia Johnson and Jillian Oliveira. The Elicitor online is updated every two weeks. Thank you to the Gloucester Education Foundation for financial support.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Twilight Goal by Abbie Deyeso
Only a Face by Danielle Larrabee
Clowning Around by Icaro Souza
I sit on the cold stovetop all day long,
waiting to be used.
I watch as you use your Keurig to make delicious hot chocolate and steaming coffee.
It hurts to know you like him better, it really hurts.
I watch the mugs slowly start to enjoy his hot water more than mine,
and I feel betrayed.
I don’t have to be plugged in like does,
I don’t have a risk of technical difficulties like he does,
I am not full of myself LIKE HE IS.
Why can’t you see that I am a classic piece of hardware?
You put me on the burner across the counter from that guy,
I have to sit and watch you enjoy him all day.
You know how unfair that is?
I am angry at him for being so much better than me.
I am jealous of all the mugs that greet him.
I am sad because I love him.
(Photo by IndieReader)
"They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything." By Bill Keane